'''Thomas Reid''' FRSE
(; 26 April 1710 – 7 October 1796) was a religiously trained Scottish philosopher, a contemporary of David Hume
as well as "Hume's earliest and fiercest critic."
[See Craig G. Bartholomew and Michael W. Goheen, ''Christian Philosophy'' page 138 (Baker Academic, 2013).]
He was the founder of the Scottish School of Common Sense
and played an integral role in the Scottish Enlightenment
. The early part of his life was spent in Aberdeen
and he graduated from the University of Aberdeen
. He began his career as a Minister (Christianity)|Minister
of the Church of Scotland
but ceased to be a Minister (or called 'Reverend') when he was given a professorship at King's College, Aberdeen
in 1752. He obtained his doctorate and wrote ''An Inquiry Into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense'' (published in 1764). He and his colleagues founded the 'Aberdeen Philosophical Society' which was...